Families are the core unit in our society, serving as a source of support for each member. For individuals with disabilities, the role of family is unique and often central in the support and care provided across the lifespan. Family members play key roles in identifying and securing opportunities for one another to meaningfully participate in their community, beginning at a very young age and often continuing into adulthood. Families also play a significant supporting role as people within their family unit progress in their journey toward self-determination.
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